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    Over and underrated gear

    What has been your most overrated and underrated piece of hunting gear/equipment?

    Why was is a failure? Why did it excel? What did you learn?

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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Deer drag! Makes it easier when trying to get a deer into a better position or back to the truck...for $10 can't go wrong
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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Baby wipes.
    She died for you Dennis!

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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Most overrated - Scent Killer sprays (just play the thermals and wind right - no need for that shit)

    Most underrated - a good neck warmer and heated long underwear (top and bottom) and heated socks. Can carry way less clothes now just have to turn battery on. You will hunt much more effectively if you're warm and comfortable
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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvest the Land View Post
    Most overrated - Scent Killer sprays (just play the thermals and wind right - no need for that shit)

    Most underrated - a good neck warmer and heated long underwear (top and bottom) and heated socks. Can carry way less clothes now just have to turn battery on. You will hunt much more effectively if you're warm and comfortable
    I've been wearing a folded bandana type handkerchief around my neck for years now. It is almost like wearing an extra sweater. Keeps me warm when cold and cools me off if I get overheated.

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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    I don't know if they are over-rated or not, but something I have not perchased nor felt a need for was a rangefinder.

    I have never once thought; "Damn, if only I had a rangefinder i could shoot that (enter a game animal here.)"

    Now I am prepared to be flamed and respect people who have them and use them without question, but for me, there just has not been a need.

    If I got more moose LEH permits and found myself looking at a moose way on the other side of a clear cut or meadow and was uncertain if it was 300 or 400 yards away, then yes, I suppose one could be useful, particulalry if I had plenty of time to use it.

    But under normal circumstances, I usually shoot game at 70 or so yards, or at least the last half dozen deer and bear have been at that range, or less.

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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Great piece of gear I've been carrying for the last few years is the Thermarest Z-Seat. A 13x16"x0.75" thick cushion/glassing pad that weighs only 2 ounces. Sure nice to sit on
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004


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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Bustercluck View Post
    Baby wipes.
    Now we are talking! Absolutely indispensable…
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    Re: Over and underrated gear

    under rated: rubber boots with liners...use em all the time
    over rated : gut hook- I have one that I got as a gift...tried it a couple of times and hated it

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